The blog world can be daunting. Who really has the time to sift through all of it? But taking a few minutes every couple of days to look through some helpful blogs could be useful for you. I've recently found three blogs that you may find useful if you run (or would like to run) a small business:
Small Business Trends One of the best features of this blog is the daily "Small Business News" article. The folks at Small Business Trends keep an eye on all of the other blogs and websites out there for business owners and summarizes the day's news, tips, and training opportunities. That way you don't have to go out searching for things.
Small Biz Survival This blog is specifically for small business owners in rural areas. The blog is run by a small business owner in Oklahoma. It is especially good for those in the tourism industry.
The Wall Street Journal: Small Business This site provides a lot of good national information for small business owners. It provides practical advice and case studies of small businesses. The current headline is "The Best Tax Breaks for Small Business" so be sure to check it out this month.
Lastly, one way that I keep track of the blogs and websites is to put them in my Google Reader account. All you need to do is set up a free account and google will walk you through the process. Another hint with google reader: you can add Google Alerts with your company's name to your Google Reader account. This will allow you to get all the information about what is being said about your business online.
I hope this was helpful! Please feel free to leave us a comment or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) about what we could post that would be helpful to you. Also, don't forget to subscribe to this blog and updates will be sent to you directly.